New York City – The Philippine New York Junior Chamber (Jaycees) now known as the JCI Philippine-New York will hold its year-end celebration with the “Icons of Impact: A New Breed of Excellence” Awards Banquet on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The venue is the Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel located at 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY.
During this affair, JCI Philippine-New York will be honoring distinguished community leaders who have made noteworthy contributions to the betterment and welfare of our local and international communities, and continue to serve as a challenge and an inspiration to outstanding young professionals. We are also launching a new program in the chapter for a select group of outstanding young individuals ages 18-40 who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people, recognizing the important role of young men and women in the world of the day in line with the United States Junior Chamber and the Junior Chamber International (JCI) programs. Nomination forms were sent out to various community organizations and to young professionals for submissions.
A third component of the evening’s awards recipients are the Outstanding Young New Yorker (OYNY) competition winners who will be announced and awarded with medallions and cash prizes that they can use to assist with college expenses.
The OYNY is a community development project of the NY State Jaycees and was also relaunched by the local chapter recognizing exceptional high school senior students in New York. Schools in New York who exhibit leadership abilities, have an exemplary academic record, and are involved in school and community service activities.
For over 100 years, Junior Chamber International (JCI) has been working to provide young people throughout the globe development opportunities that empower them to create positive change. We are a membership-based nonprofit organization of young people ages 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world. Our alumni boast leaders such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Howard Hughes, Hubert Humphrey, Kofi Annan, Taro Aso, and Prince Albert of Monaco. Each JCI member share the belief that in order to create lasting positive change we must improve ourselves and the world around us; and live by the Jaycee Creed’s last line that “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life”.
JCI Philippine-New York is a New York City-based local chapter that has been serving our community for over 50 years. We would be very honored if you can grace us with your presence. We would appreciate it if you can be a sponsor or contribute for a full-page greeting to include in our souvenir journal.
Among the projects that we have accomplished this year include Bingo Social Against Malaria, Peace is Possible Awareness Campaign, Entrepreneurship Workshops, Re-program Your Mind on Success and Significance, and many others. This journal will enable our chapter to support and donate to 100 homeless kids for “A Heart for the Homeless” and “Nothing But Nets Against Malaria” campaigns.
All organizations interested to submit nominations, please email email@example.com.
Separate Invitations will be provided should you wish to attend this momentous occasion or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org, To participate as a supporter, advertiser, or sponsor you may contact project manager Jeanette Bocobo at email@example.com or call at (917) 889-0184 and we will be happy to send the materials.
(Feature photo is Ruben Rafaelov, 2006 NY State Jaycees Outstanding Young New Yorker with NY Jaycees OYNY Project chair David Stern (left) and NYS Jaycees president Pat Wallen. Photo and press release from New York Jaycees)